UPSC,PCS,CDS,NDA /18th Century Revolts And Reform History Multiple Choice Questions set 1 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
  Consider the following statements related to the cause of 1857 revolt.,I. It was a great disparity in salaries between the Indian and European soldiers.,II. The Indian sepoys were treated with contempt by their European officers.,III. The sepoys were sent to distant parts of the empire, but were not paid any extra allowance.

1.. Only I

2. Only II

3. Both I and II

4.I II and III


Question:
 Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati was an important Hindu religious scholar, reformer, and founder of the ______

1.Arya Samaj

2. Brahma Samaj

3.Ramakrishna Mission

4.Theosophical society


Question:
 Shree Narayana Guru was a great socio-religious reformer of

1. Kerala

2.Tamil Nadu

3. Andhra Pradesh

4.Karnataka


Question:
 Sri Narayana Guru was born into an __________ family

1. Ezhava

2.Nayar

3.Pulaya

4.Vannan


Question:
 The sepoy mutiny of 1857 occurred during the Governor Generalship to

1.Break priestly monopoly of scriptural knowledge(Sanskrit) and opening to non- Brahmins

2.Charles wood dispatch on education influenced it towards female education

3.Lady Hardinge medical college at Delhi

4. Both A and B


Question:
 Which of the following statements regarding Ahmadiya Movement is/are correct?,I. Founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmed,II. It described itself as standard bearer of Mohammedan Renaissance,III. Based itself on the principles of Brahmo Samaj,IV. Opposed jihad and worked for spreading western liberal education among Indian Muslims

1. Only I and II

2. Only I and IV

3.Only I II and IV

4.All of the above are correct


Question:
 Which of the means adopted under Self Respect Movement?,I. Violent protests against upper classes,II. Undermine position of Brahmin priests by formalizing weddings without them,III. Boycott of temples and places of Brahmin residence

1.I and III

2.Only II

3.Only III

4.All the above


Question:
 Who was the founder of Satyashodhak Samaj?
A. 

1.Jyotiba Phule

2.Gopal Hari Deshmukh

3.Mahadew Govind Ranade

4.Ramakrishna Bhandarkar


Question:
. Which of the following is not correct about Prarthana Samaj?

1.The Prarthana Samaj was founded in Bombay in1867

2.The Prarthana Samaj was founded by Athmaram panduranga (with the help of Keshav Chandra Sen)

3.The main aim behind the establishment of the Prarthana Samaj was to make people believe in one God and worship only one God

4.This society was against the widow remarriage


Question:
Consider the following statement (s) related to the administrative causes of 1857 revolt.,I. Deprivation of the traditional ruling classes of their luxury due to the establishment of the company’s suzerainty over the Indian states.,II. Introduction of new and revenue system which snatched the land from cultivator and gave it to the moneylender or traitor.,III. Lord Canning’s announcement to that Mughals would lose the title of King and be mere Princess.

1. Only I

2.Only II

3.Both I and II

4.Both I and III


Question:
Dayananda was born on February 12 in 1824, in the town of Tankara, near Morvi (Morbi) in the Kathiawar region of the princely state of__

1.Assam

2.Uttar Pradesh

3.Bihar

4.Gujarat


Question:
Gurudevan participated in the anniversary of the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam held at Palluruthy in_____

1.1913

2.1917

3.1927

4.1948


Question:
I. Raja Ram Mohan Roy established the “Calcutta Unitarian Committee”.,II. Social Service League was established by Mahadeo Govind Ranade.,III. Deccan Education Society was founded by Gopal Krishna Gokhale.,IV. Annie Besant started the Central Hindu School.,Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct with reference to the reformers & leaders of India’s Struggle for Independence?

1.I II ; IV

2.. I ; IV

3.II ; III

4. III Only


Question:
In __________, a man named Raja Ram Mohan Roy founded an organization called ‘Brahma Samaj’

1.1628

2.1728

3.1828

4.1928


Question:
Raja Ram Mohan Roy was the founder of

1.Arya Samaj

2.Ram Krishna Mission

3.Brahmo Samaj

4. Prathna Samaj


Question:
Raja Rammohan Roy’s contribution to education are:,I. Assisted David Hare in setting Hindu college,II. English school at Calcutta was maintained at his own cost,III. Established Vedanta College which taught only western social and physical sciences

1.Only III

2.Both II and III

3.Only I and II

4.All the above


Question:
Satyashodhak Samaj was founded by whom?

1.Mahatma Gandhi

2. Jyotibha Phule

3. Dr.

4.Swami Vivekanand


Question:
Sir Huge Rose described whom as ‘the best and bravest military leader of the rebel’?
A. Begum Hazrat Mahal
B. Rani Laxmi Bai
C. Kunwar Singh
D. Bahadur Shah Zafar

1.Begum Hazrat Mahal

2.Rani Laxmi Bai

3.Kunwar Singh

4.Bahadur Shah Zafar


Question:
Social reforms were a major task of the theosophical society. With respect to Indian traditions and culture, which one does not find its occurrence in the societal activities?,I. Resistance to child marriage.,II. Resistance to widow remarriage.,III. Spread of education.,IV. Abolition of caste and Untouchability.,V. Accommodation of conversion in religious faith.

1. I and III

2.II and IV

3.. II V

4. Only V


Question:
Swami Dayananda had translated the __________ into Hindi

1. Rig Veda and Yajur Veda

2. Four Vedas

3.Sama Veda and Atharva Veda

4.Sama Veda and Yajur Veda


Question:
Swami Vivekananda’s contribution to society and educating masses is through following ways:,I. Condemned caste system and current rituals and superstitions,II. Criticized for having lost touch with rest of world and for becoming stagnant and mummified,III. Subscribed to Vedanta which he considered fully rational system

1.. Only I

2.Only II

3.Only II

4.All the above


Question:
The actual name of Dayanand Saraawati, the founder of the Arya Samaj was

1.. Daya Shankar

2.Mula Shankar

3. Virjanand

4.Mool Chandra


Question:
The Arya Samaj Movement had been started by

1.Swami Dayanand

2.Devendranath Tagore

3. Swami Vivekananda

4.. Keshub Chandra Sen


Question:
The “Arya Samaj” was founded by

1.Swami Dayananda Saraswati

2.swami vivekanand

3.Keshav Chandra Sen

4.Ishwar Chandra VidyaSagar


Question:
The founder of the ‘Brahmo Samaj’ was

1.Dayanand Saraswati

2.Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

3. Raja Ram Mohan Roy

4.Swami Vivekananda


Question:
The main purpose of Brahmo Samaj for which it was set up are

1.Purify Hinduism and to preach monotheism

2.Criticize social evils oppose idolatry and emphasize human dignity

3.Both of the above

4.None of the above


Question:
The Prarthana Samaj had been established by

1.Raja Ram Mohan Roy.

2.Keshub Chandra Sen

3.Swami Vivekananda

4.MN Roy


Question:
The Servants of Indian Society started by Gopal Krishna Gokhale was set up with which of the following objectives?

1.Prepare masses for selfless cause of country and devote their lives if needed B.

2.Train national missionaries for the service of country

3.Both the above statement

4. Reorganization of Indian society on rational principles


Question:
The Servants of Indian Society started by Gopal Krishna Gokhale was set up with which of the following objectives?

1.Prepare masses for selfless cause of country and devote their lives if needed B.

2.Train national missionaries for the service of country

3.Both the above statement

4. Reorganization of Indian society on rational principles


Question:
Wahabi movement aimed to organize Muslims around two fold ideas, which of the following forms the ideas among them?,I. Harmony among 4 schools of Muslim which were divided at that time,II. Recognition of the role of individual conscience in religion as conflicting interpretations were derived from quran and other practices

1.Only I

2.Only II

3.Both I and II

4.None of the above stated


Question:
What did Jyotiba Phule’s Satyashodhak Samaj attempt in the last century?

1. A. Saving the lower castes from hypocritical Brahmans and their opportunistic scriptures B.

2.Attacking the caste system C.

3. Led an antilandlord and antimahajan upsurge in Satara D.

4.Seperate representation for untouchables


Question:
What did Raja Ram Mohan Roy actively seek reforms in?

1.Promoting intercaste marriages

2.Teaching the Vedas in schools

3.Ending the practice of Sati

4.Building more temples


Question:
What was the contribution of Sayyid Ahmad Khan towards education of Muslims?,I. Brought translation of books to Urdu,II. Founded Aligarh Muhammedan Anglo-Oriental College for spreading western sciences,III. Encouraged people to send their children to schools

1.Only II

2.Only I and II

3.Only I and III

4.All the above


Question:
What was the contribution of Sayyid Ahmad Khan towards education of Muslims?,I. Brought translation of books to Urdu,II. Founded Aligarh Muhammedan Anglo-Oriental College for spreading western sciences,III. Encouraged people to send their children to schools

1.Only II

2.Only I and II

3.Only I and III

4.All the above


Question:
What was the role of Tatia Tope in 1857 mutiny?,I. He was commander-in-chief of the army of Nana Saheb,II. He organized Bhils of Panchamahal region against the British,III. He helped Begum Hazrat Mahal to capture Awadh

1.II only

2.I and II only

3. II and III only

4.All the above


Question:
When was the Hindu College, Calcutta established?

1.1829

2.1817

3.1858

4.1853


Question:
Which of the contributions of Ishwar Chandra Vidya Sagar made him true follower of Raja Rammohan Roy and in a way most common aspects in both of them,I. Protest against child marriage,II. Advocacy of widow remarriage,III. Campaign against polygamy

1.I and II .

2. I and III

3.II and III D.

4. I II and III


Question:
Which of the following act was the revision of Vernacular Act?

1. Indian Press act 1910

2.Newspaper Act 1908

3.Both of the above

4.None of the these


Question:
Which of the following are the main reasons for failure of Young Bengal Movement?,I. Suppression by British new law,II. Did not involve peasant cause,III. Radicalism was bookish in character and did not develop links with masses

1.Only I

2.Only II

3. Both II and III

4. All the above


Question:
Which of the following ideas propagated through Ramakrishna Mission?,I. Social and religious reform,II. Women education,III. Doctrine of service,IV. Service of jiva and worship of Shiva

1.Both I and II

2. II III and IV

3.III and IV

4. I III and IV


Question:
Which of the following is/are correct issues related to the Raja Rammohan Roy?, I. Abolition of Sati, II. Abolition of Child marriage, III. Widow Remarriage

1.I Only

2. I II and III

3.I and II

4.. II and III


Question:
Which of the following leader associated with Barout in Uttar Pradesh during 1857 revolts?

1. Shah Mal

2.Maulavi Ahamadullah Shah

3.Tatya Tope

4.Veer Kuwar Singh


Question:
Which of the following principle propagated by Aligarh school which helped in bringing reforms in Muslims?,I. Intolerance to other religions and religious texts,II. Quran was the only authoritative work for Islam and all others are secondary. Therefore said belief in only Islam,III. Incorporate modern western thought

1.Only I

2.Both I and II

3. Both II and III

4.All the above


Question:
Which of the following statement regarding Henry Vivian Derozio are correct?,I. He is an Anglo-Indian,II. Was called first nationalist poet of modern India,III. He taught at Hindu college and was later removed because of his radicalism

1.Only I

2.Only I and II

3.Only II and III

4.All the above


Question:
Which of the following were the ideas popularized through theosophical society,I. Doctrine of trans-migration of souls,II. Universal brotherhood of man,III. Reincarnation and Karma, and drew inspiration from philosophy of Upanishads and samkhya, yoga and Vedanta school,IV. Against foreign rule

1.Only III

2.Only I and III

3.Only I II and III

4.All the four are correct


Question:
Which of the following were the main aims of Satyashodhak Samaj?,I. Social service,II. Spread of education among women and lower caste,III. Complete abolition of caste system and inequalities

1.Only II

2.I and II

3.II and II

4. All of the above


Question:
Who established Prarthna Samaj?

1.Ishwar Chandra Vidya Sagar

2.Derozio

3.David Hare

4.Athmaram Panduranga with the help of Keshav Chandra Sen


Question:
Who founded the ‘All India Harijan Samaj’ in 1932?

1.B R Ambedkar

2.Acharya Narendra Dev

3.Mahatma Gandhi

4.Jagjivan Ram


Question:
Who is the author of the book “Satyarth Prakash”?

1.Dayanand Saraswati

2.Rajaram Mohan Ray

3.Mahadev Govind Ranade

4.Ramakrishna Bhandarkar


Question:
Who was the prominent leader in Lucknow during the Revolt of 1857?
A. 

1.Begum Hazrat Mahal

2.Rani Laxmi Bai Begum

3.. Kuar Singh

4.Bahadur Shah Zafar


Question:
___ a notable disciple of Sree Narayana Guru introduced Guru’s visions and ideals to the western world

1.Nataraja Guru

2.Kumaranasan

3.Chattambi Swamikal

4. K.Madhavan


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